Pernod Ricard

Appears in

Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

  • About

French spirits company whose wine portfolio is styled Pernod Ricard Winemakers. The company’s first significant wine acquisition was in 1989, the Orlando Wyndham Group of Australia which included the brand jacob’s creek. Etchart of Argentina, owner of Graffigna, followed in 1992, and then in 2005 Allied Domecq which included not just an array of spirits, but Montana (now brancott estate), and Stoneleigh in New Zealand, Campo Viejo in Rioja, and Mumm and Perrier-Jouët champagnes. In 2013 the company invested in the Chinese wine brand Helan Mountain of Ningxia and in 2014 acquired Kenwood Vineyards of California. A project in georgia begun in 1993 was abandoned. See globalization.